Christmas Posting Dates
Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and A Requiem

Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and A Requiem

Paperback Penguin Modern Classics

By (author) Arthur Miller

$14.80

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Hardback $19.19
  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 194mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141182741
  • ISBN 13: 9780141182742
  • Sales rank: 1,487

Product description

In the spring of 1948, Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in Connecticut with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of "Death of a Salesman" - a painful examination of American life and consumerism. Opening on Broadway the following year, Miller's extraordinary masterpiece changed the course of modern theatre. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller himself defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life.'

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10
Categories:

Author information

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. His most recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Editorial reviews

The author of Focus, and last year's Critics Circle Award-All My Sons with a new play which is the smashing sensation of the season and the most distinguished event in the theatre of this decade. (Kirkus Reviews)